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Arson fire training continues in Albany


The Albany Fire Department is sponsoring a multi-day training exercise in which investigators from across South west Georgia learn to investigate fires.

Officers of the AFD set fire to three condemned houses Monday, and Wednesday, the trainees go inside the remains, to determine how and where the fires started.

The trainers video taped their 'arson' and the trainees can compare their conclusions to what actually happened to burn the structures.

Over a dozen trainees of the Southwest Georgia fire Investigators Group are receiving the training. All those involved are part of the Georgia Fire Investigators Association.

"So there community can feel that they know their people are capable of doing this.  And they feel like that they are getting top rate service, which they are," said AFD Investigator Sam Harris.

The trainees can take what they learned in Albany back to the their home departments to correctly investigate fires in their jurisdictions.



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